Sugar Skull Cookies – Day Of The Dead

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Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during November 1 & 2. It is believed that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31st, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families. On November 2nd, the spirits of the adults return to the mortal world to visit loved ones and walk among the living to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them.


To decorate these cookies, you’ll need the following colors and consistencies of royal icing:

  • Flood consistency royal icing: White and black
  • Medium consistency royal icing: Red, green, yellow, orange, purple, white, black and ivory

My Sugar Cookie & Royal Icing Recipe

To achieve the proper royal icing consistencies, please read my blog post: What is Royal Icing?

This is the cookie cutter I use, you can buy it by clicking on the picture:

Skull Cookie Cutter by Ann Clark

Skull Cookie Cutter by Ann Clark

Here’s the list of supplies you’ll need to complete this project, with links to the products I use:

Leave any questions in the comments!

Click on the video to learn how to make these cookies. Don’t forget to Subscribe, Like and Share!

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